Peter Kay’s comedy series breaks iPlayer record with 2.8 million requests, reports

Peter Kay’s new series named Car Share has snapped off a BBC iPlayer record. The sitcom (that stars Sian Gibson and Peter Kay as 2 colleagues who have to share lifts to work) has become the most successful series of this service to premiere as a box-set to this time after piling up 2.8 million requests.

Peter Kay’s show would make its television debut on BBC One tonight after the comedian decided that the series would help from being showcased in its 6-episode entireness on iPlayer before getting into the small screen.

He stated that he has been blown away by the reply as of now. And, how could he just not be? He is expecting the success to go on and people relish the series Wednesday and Thursday only on BBC One.

The series Car Share debuted on BBC iPlayer earlier on Friday but it is no longer there on the service before the first episode being telecasted on television tonight. The funny first episode that introduces Peter Kay as supermarket assistant manager named John and Sian as promotions worker named Kayleigh, racked up one million requests alone.

The success went on over the weekend as all the 6 episodes of the sow made it into iPlayer’s ‘Most Popular’ category. Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen told that this is a phenomenal reaction that shows how excited audiences are to see Peter Kay in his first scripted comedy for BBC. He added that they are very proud of the show and this is heartening that comedy does so well in the new on-demand world.